Recycler of the Year Awards
About the Awards:
Recycler of the Year awards spotlight individuals, businesses, government agencies and community organizations that are making outstanding contributions to expanding and strengthening recycling and waste prevention. WSRA welcomes nominations of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated noteworthy dedication, innovation and success in recycling initiatives across the state.
Award categories include but are not limited to: Individual Recycler, Public Agency, Institution, Non-Profit, Higher Education Institution, Business Generator, Public Education, Youth Education, Innovation, Nucor Steel Recycling Business, and the Recycling Hall of Fame.
A committee of recycling professionals and community members review Recycler of the Year nominations and select recipients, whose accomplishments are featured at our Annual Conference and Trade Show.
How to Submit a Nomination
WSRA is now accepting nominations for our 2021 Recycler of the Year Awards. All nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Awards Committee and Board of Directors will review all nominations and select the nominees!
Recycler of the Year Categories
Recycling Hall of Fame: An individual who has made outstanding long-term (15-20 year) contributions to recycling in Washington.
Individual: An individual whose actions have significantly furthered recycling and waste prevention beyond the normal scope of their responsibilities.
Business Generator: A company whose primary business is not recycling that demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in recycling and waste prevention.
Higher Education Institution: An institution of higher education (college, university, secondary school or school district) that demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in recycling.
Innovation: Exceptional creativity in promoting waste prevention and recycling.
Institution: An institution that demonstrates significant accomplishments in recycling and waste prevention
Non-profit: A non-profit agency that demonstrates significant accomplishments in recycling and waste prevention.
Nucor Steel Recycling Business: A recycling company or organization whose work and/or innovation have furthered and improved recycling in Washington.
Public Agency: A public agency that creates programs that effectively increase recycling and waste prevention.
Public Education: Outstanding accomplishments in educating the general public about recycling and waste prevention.
Youth Education: Outstanding success in promoting youth involvement in recycling and waste prevention.
Other: A category not listed above that best suits the nominee’s accomplishments in promoting waste prevention and recycling